Alexander the Great Quote

If I were not Alexander, I should wish to be Diogenes.

After Diogenes of Sinope who was lying in the sun, responded to a query by Alexander asking if he could do anything for him with a reply requesting that he stop blocking his sunlight.

As quoted in "On the Fortune of Alexander" by Plutarch, 332 a-b.

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If I were not Alexander, I should wish to be Diogenes.

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If I were not Alexander, I should wish to be Diogenes.

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If I were not Alexander, I should wish to be Diogenes.

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If I were not Alexander, I should wish to be Diogenes.